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Dom Flemons at AmericanaFest 2023, Full Set

Last year, American Songster and multi-instrumentalist Dom Flemons kicked off WMOT's AmericanaFest Day Stage coverage with a solo set at Eastside Bowl in Madison, TN.

We recently re-aired his full performance on the radio as part of our WMOT Concert Replay Series. Now, we've made the full video replay available below and on our NPR Live Sessions page.

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  • Tune into WMOT's broadcast of the 2023 AmericanaFest Day Stage from 12 PM to 5 PM this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for live coverage of every performance.
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